A walk in the Park

A walk in the Park

Friday, May 3, 2013

Snow in May!

When we get packages delivered to the house it is always a big deal.  
 We read who it is for/to,  then who it is from.  If it is for Dad, then we have to wait until he comes home.  Sometimes they are for Mom or the kids and we get to open it right away. 
The best part is
1) seeing what we received,
2) finding out the packing materials used,
3) Playing with the toy or packing apparatus. 
Even though they come clearly labeled with a caution.  THIS IS NOT A TOY.  Under supervision they jump on the large bubbles to pop them and then they save room in our recycling can. 
Yesterday we received a package for Dad... We were guessing all day what could be in the package.  Sister insisted Dad open the package as soon as he got home. Inside was another box, set aside.  But the Packing peanuts were a pleasant surprise.  Anytime I get a package with peanuts in them they are moved to the garbage before they make a mess.  Well without seeing the peanuts, as I was getting dinner together,  I hear that she is enjoying the novelty decide she can play.   After dinner, Brother joins in the fun.  This is the Snow we received this MAY!

Playing in the box.  Boxes are still the number one entertainment for kids.  Large or small.

 Ummm...  all the white is static cling to his little body.   When you run it still sticks to you.

They could have played for hours spreading the packing peanuts through the house.  They were good to keep it moderately contained to one room.  When they realized that they were covered in peanuts and they were somewhat difficult to remove.  Off came the clothes.  
That is when the cleanup effort began.  
Mom knew they would clog the vacuum, so only the little pieces could be sucked up.  And going from piece to piece trying not to suck up a large peanut.... well forget that!..  By hand it must be.  Did you know that when you try to grab more, more keeps sticking to you... Good thing daddy is a thinker.  He grabbed a few dryer sheets to cut the static electricity.  This worked as our broom to sweep into a pile.  It did help to rub the dryer sheet on our hands and legs to keep others from attracting to us.  So if you ever allow your kids to play in packing peanuts...remember rub them down with a dryer sheet before and after the fun.

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